Veterans Day 2014

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Glmanny's Blog

As someone who has watched a lot of old TV shows and movies from the 1950s – 1960s, I can tell you that veterans and war buddy references are constant. World War II and its after effects was a transformative experience for the entire country and saturated popular culture as well.  Surprisingly while I found references to World War I (especially Gold Star Mothers, mothers whose sons died in the war) and Irna Phillips’s sense of pre-World War II isolationism, I still haven’t found much on World War II. Vietnam also was a huge cultural change and likewise didn’t seem to have touched Springfield as much. Unlike say As The World Turns where legacy character of a core family, Tom Hughes, served in Vietnam at the time. In Springfield the most well known Vietnam Vet was Buzz Cooper and we only met him and learned about his war experience…

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